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Monday, 20 November 2017
Daily Quote:
"Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth." (Proverb, Greek - Poverty and The Poor)

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The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can. - (Smith, Sydney - Action)
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It is a bore, I admit, to be past seventy, for you are left for execution, and are daily expecting the death-warrant; but it is not anything very capital we quit. We are, at the close of life, only hurried away from stomach-aches, pains in the joints, from sleepless nights and unamusing days, from weakness, ugliness, and nervous tremors; but we shall all meet again in another planet, cured of all our defects. - (Smith, Sydney - Age and Aging)
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No furniture is so charming as books. - (Smith, Sydney - Books - Reading)
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Live always in the best company when you read. - (Smith, Sydney - Books - Reading)
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I have, alas, only one illusion left, and that is the Archbishop of Canterbury. - (Smith, Sydney - Churches)
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How can a bishop marry? How can he flirt? The most he can say is I will see you in the vestry after service. - (Smith, Sydney - Churches)
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Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship. - (Smith, Sydney - Compatibility)
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Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in. - (Smith, Sydney - Conversation)
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Find fault when you must find fault in private, and if possible sometime after the offense, rather than at the time. - (Smith, Sydney - Correction)
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A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage. - (Smith, Sydney - Courage)
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I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so. - (Smith, Sydney - Critics and Criticism)
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Oh, don't tell me of facts -- I never believe facts: you know Canning said nothing was so fallacious as facts, except figures. - (Smith, Sydney - Facts)
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It is always right that a man should be able to render a reason for the faith that is within him. - (Smith, Sydney - Faith)
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Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence. - (Smith, Sydney - Friends and Friendship)
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Avoid shame but do not seek glory --nothing so expensive as glory. - (Smith, Sydney - Glory)
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